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Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)

Les bonnes causes (original title)
Paul Dupré meurt soudainement suite à une injection faite par son infirmière, Gina Bianchi. Gina a été la maîtresse de Dupré et est accusée de l'avoir tué quand on découvre un testament qui... See full summary »

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Catherine Dupré
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Albert Gaudet
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Gina Bianchi
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Charles Cassidi
Umberto Orsini ...
Philliet
Mony Dalmès ...
Madame Marjorie
Jacques Monod ...
Le procureur Magnin
Jacques Mauclair ...
Georges Boisset
Jean-Loup Philippe ...
L'ami de Gina
Robert Vidalin ...
Le président
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Garat, un journaliste
Daniel Lecourtois ...
Un avocat
Mohamed Jamoussy
Hubert Noël ...
L'amant de Catherine
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Dr. Mermet
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Paul Dupré meurt soudainement suite à une injection faite par son infirmière, Gina Bianchi. Gina a été la maîtresse de Dupré et est accusée de l'avoir tué quand on découvre un testament qui la nomme héritière de tous ses biens. Catherine est par conte la femme de Dupré et en m^me temps la maîtresse de Maître Cassidi, à qui elle avoue d'être l'auteur du crime. Il commence ainsi un duel judiciaire, dans lequel ce qui compte ne sont pas les faits, mais leur interprétation et l capacité des deux avocats. Ce sera la justice qui gagnera ou bine l'habileté dans la manipulation des évènements? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Witnesses for the prosecution.
15 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

French critics compare "les bonnes causes" to "winess for the prosecution" and of course they say it cannot hold a candle to it.They are wrong.Not that it might be better than Wilder's work,but it's downright different.Henri Jeanson's lines have not lost their bite ,particularly when he thrashes the légion d'honneur -it was not the first time- this award it's such a honor to get .

The main difference between Wilder's "witness" and Christian-Jaque 's "les bonnes causes lies in the fact that in the former,Wilder (and A.Christie,the writer) saved the biggest twist for the end whereas in the latter we know from the start (or almost) who the villains are(Pierre Brasseur at his most cynical,Marina Vlady at her bitchiest).Virna Lisi portrays a nurse,unfairly accused of murdering Vlady's husband.Bourvil ,in one of his rare dramatic parts is the good loyal judge and Umberto Orsini the dedicated lawyer.It seems that in his last worthwhile (and sadly) overlooked works (this film and "le repas des fauves" ) Christian-Jaque regained his bite and his pessimism which he had displayed before in "Boule de Suif" and "un revenant" ."Les bonnes causes" ,which displays black humor too could also be a spoof on André Cayatte's causes célèbres.


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